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Guide for Transliterating Semitic Languages


For those who have had the joy of learning Semitic languages, like Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, and Akkadian, that joy may have been somewhat softened by having to write papers that require transliteration.  For instance, converting ח into ḥ would involve copy and pasting the character from another document or sifting through the "Insert Special Character" dialog.  Of course, this is tedious and time-consuming over the course of writing a paper and makes real-time note taking with a laptop virtually impossible.

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